This is a grade C ride, but there are quite a few hills (e.g., Bidston and Grange) and there are significant off-road sections such as Bidston Hill where the the tracks are so rough there that you may have to dismount and push your bike, but the views are worth it! Alternatively, a mountain bike there may be possible, but you must be skilled at riding it! The other off-road section is Landican Lane on the way back, but it is not too bad now.
This is a 30-mile tour of four North Wirral Windmills (only one existing and the other three sites of) plus a number of other interesting historic sites: Bidston Mill, Bidston Hill, Bidston Observatory, Bidston Lighthouse, Bidston Hall, Leasowe Lighthouse, West Kirkby War Memorial, Grange Mill/Grange Beacon or Column, Irby Mill, Higher Bebington Mill.
The route from the Merebrook at next to Bromborough station to Port Sunlight via the railway cycle track, then onto: Higher Bebington, Prenton/ Tranmere, Birkenhead Park, Bidston, Fender Lane cycle track, Leasowe, Moreton, Meols, Hoylake, Grange/ West Kirby. Then onto Newton, Frankby and Irby for lunch. Home via Arrowe Park, Landican, Storeton, Higher Bebington, Port Sunlight to Bromborough
Lunch is planned for at the Irby Mill pub (as well as a great menu it has a good selection of real ales and nice old photos of what the mill looked like in the 19th and early 20th Centuries). Alternatively, if the weather is good, sandwiches at the War Memorial or Beacon would be great.
The route returns to the Merebrook car park.
30 miles, Grade C
Created by Dave Brewer